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The Dead Live at Times Union Center on 2009-04-17


Topics Tim Burke


s1t01. (tuning)
s1t02. Casey Jones
s1t03. Cold Rain and Snow
s1t04. New Minglewood Blues
s1t05. Into The Mystic
s1t06. West L.A. Fadeaway
s1t07. Jam >
Brown Eyed Women
s1t08. Cumberland Blues
s2t01. Viola Lee Blues >
s2t02. Sugaree >
s2t03. The Other One >
s2t04. Drums >
s2t05. Space >
s2t06. Comes A Time >
s2t07. Unbroken Chain >
s2t08. Throwing Stones
s2t09. (encore break, donor rap)
s2t10. Not Fade Away


Collection TheDead
Band/Artist The Dead
Venue Times Union Center
Location Albany, NY

Source 16 bit: Schoeps MK4V > Nbox > Edirol R-09HR
Lineage SDHC Card > IBM ThinkPad T41
Taped by Tim Burke
Transferred by Tim Burke

Notes

Recordist : Tim Burke - tburke@upstatetapers.org
Location : Set 1: Floor, official taper section, directly behind the soundboard, centered, ~150' from the stage lip, ~10' high
: Set 2: Floor 2, Row N (14th Row), Seats 9 and 10, centered, ~30' from the stage lip, 6' high
Mic Config : Set 1: 20 cm, 90º (DIN Nola Bar, vertical capsule orientatation), on stand
: Set 2: 17 cm, 90º (backwards DINa Kwon Bar, horizontal capsule orientation), in hat
Source : Schoeps MK4V > Nbox > Edirol R-09HR
Recorded Format : 24 bit, 48 kHz
Conversion : SDHC Card > IBM ThinkPad T41
Editing : Steinberg WaveLab v5.01b, minimize balloons and clapping with volume envelope tool, decibel increase to both channels (resulting in -.20 peaks) via the "change gain" command, resample with ReSampler 192 at High Quality, dither with MegaBitMax, iZotope Ozone 3, Medium Noise Shaping, Normal Dither Amount
Final Format : 16 bit, 44.1 kHz
Tracking : CD Wave v1.93.3
Compression : FLAC v1.1.2, FLAC Frontend v1.7.0.1, Level 8, Sector Boundaries Aligned

DSP performed by Tim Burke during April and May of 2009.
Released into circulation on May 14, 2009.

Notes:
A balloon strikes the microphones at 00:24 and 21:21 of s2t01, 18:46 of s2t03, and 04:26 of s2t08.

Thanks to Chris LaPorte for the 1st set clamp space.
Thanks to Adam Egert and Michael Miller for the DSP assistance.

The Times Union Center was previously named Pepsi Arena, and opened as Knickerbocker Arena.

Personnel:
Jeff Chimenti - keyboards, vocals
Mickey Hart - drums, percussion
Warren Haynes - electric guitar, vocals
Bill Kreutzmann - drums
Phil Lesh - electric bass guitar, vocals
Bob Weir - electric guitar, vocals

Reviews

Reviewer: stevegolfer66 - - July 3, 2009
Subject: I Like It!
No MK4V show ever deserves two stars, no matter what, unless recorded underwater. It's too bad that reviewers can be so critical, I guess expecting every show to be near SBD sounding with just the perfect sonic orgasm inducing quality. This show sounds nice, smoothe and balanced. It's imminently listenable and provides I'm sure a very accurate representation of what the sound was like at the tapers location.
Reviewer: ScarlettChina - - May 15, 2009
Subject: not grate sound...
Sorry to be critical but the sound is really muted and blurred, vocals especially, compared to other shows I've heard fromother venues.

Nice set list. Probably just an awful place to "tape".

Thanks be to this taper and all others. Know that you're appreciated by those of who could not be at this particular show.

I saw/heard them in LA (5/9/09) and was blown away. Could they be better than GD in heyday? (Saw them first time in '74) Probably not, but hot damn hot! And probably better than GD on an off-day. (I'll probably get grief for this!)

Got so blown my son had to carry me out and then drive us home. We'd seen/heard Ratdog, but this time he got (close to) the full measure.

Now he understands me better. He said to his Mom that he now understands why I dance the way I do 'cuz lots of other folks do too and we all must have went to the same dance school...

For a little while, here in 2009, the vibe exists again, to my surprise and delight and thanks be!

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